Black Dolphin Prison

Black Dolphin Prison


Sol-Iletsk, Russian Federation (RU)
This is one of the oldest prisons in Russia and one of the first prison for life in the Orenburg region. Originally it was a jail (Ostrog) for a lifetime of hard labor. The first mention of this relates to 1745. After the suppression of the Pugachev's Rebellion in 1773, the prison was built for the deportation of robbers. The prison got its unofficial name from a fountain with a sculpture depicting a black dolphin, which is set before the main entrance. The sculpture was made by the prisoners themselves.
This is one of the oldest prisons in Russia and one of the first prison for life in the Orenburg region. Originally it was a jail (Ostrog) for a lifetime of hard labor. The first mention of this relates to 1745. After the suppression of the Pugachev's Rebellion in 1773, the prison was built for the deportation of robbers. The prison got its unofficial name from a fountain with a sculpture depicting a black dolphin, which is set before the main entrance. The sculpture was made by the prisoners themselves.
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By: jbottero

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@ 2013-08-25 18:18:33
Nope, not a duplicate. Completely different locations. The one you linked to is the wrong location. It might be a prison, but it's not Black Dolphin. Also note the comments on the map you've linked to.
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@ 2013-08-25 19:02:46
Also, looking at the Google map above, enable Photos, and you will see that in those two green squares of lawn out front are the "Black Dolphin" statues... Made by the prisoners themselves I hear.

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